15 July 1998
Lower BSE costs helps MAFF cash cuts
THE Treasury will make large farming budget savings over the next three years with a cut in real terms of £300 million at the Ministry of Agriculture (MAFF), reports the Financial Times. Much of this will be down to the falling costs of support to the beef industry as BSE dies out.
Agriculture minister, Dr Jack Cunningham, has also decreased other farm subsidies to bring support of the farming industry to what he calls “a
more sustainable level”.